Volted, formerly known as SMAG magazine, is based in Austin/Houston and covers the Central Texas area. We’re an online entertainment magazine that likes to feature music, food, and entertainment.
We’re here for the high-energy side of you (and we’re not talking physical energy). We want to excite and enliven the mind and spirit that connects you to the vitality and fun of life. Seriously, we want you to have fun.
Volted shares stories of pure passion and energy…to get you volted. We do that by talking to people who know what they want or are actively looking for it.
So what you’ll see? Interviews with bands, business owners, and anyone else with a story to share; live concert footage; concert photos; food reviews and photos; plus updates on anything interesting…stuff that gets you going.
The name change is recent and you’ll be seeing more changes to the site! Get excited! We are now voltedmag.com.
Volted came to be April 7, 2012…sprouting up from SMAG, created in the early 2000s as a very small print magazine, if it could be called that.
- Greatest mascot: Churri the Mini American Eskimo
- Editor in chief: Stephanie “Smez” Meza
While at the University of Texas, Stephanie discovered her passion for photojournalism and videography. She has previously worked at The Tribune Newspapers in Humble, Texas; The Houston Press; Latinitas magazine; The Daily Texan; and Austin Underground, a TV show on TSTV, as a producer. Volted gives her energy. Follow her @smezmedia.
- Editorial assistant/Band Interviewer: Jennifer
- Music photographer: Jesse Crouse
- Lifestyle writer: Sonia Singh
Sonia S. is currently studying Sociology, Communications, and Cultural Studies at UT Austin. She is an avid writer, childhood poet, and massive cat lover. She finds beauty in diversity and everything in between. Follow her @soniasingh787.
- Contributor: Sonia Melendez
Sonia M. loves film and TV so much that she works with it. She is a video editor and graphics creator at UT.
Volted Headquarters — Top Secret, (South East Texas)
To suggest a restaurant, food, band, etc. you’d like to see featured/reviewed, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome questions and comments!